Sketches and scraps, by Y.S.

Simpkin, Marshall, 1854 - 103 pagina's
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Pagina 6 - I've seen around me fall, Like leaves in wintry weather, I feel like one Who treads alone Some banquet hall deserted, Whose lights are fled, Whose garlands dead, And all but he departed.
Pagina 71 - BEFORE the starry threshold of Jove's court /My mansion is, where those immortal shapes Of bright aerial spirits live insphered In regions mild of calm and serene air, Above the smoke and stir of this dim spot Which men call Earth...
Pagina 69 - A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing A flowery band to bind us to the earth, Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth Of noble natures, of the gloomy days, \ Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darken'd ways Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all, Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark spirits.
Pagina 72 - Doth a man stutter, look a-squint, or halt ; — Mimics draw humour out of Nature's fault ; With personal defects their mirth adorn, And hang misfortunes out to public scorn. E'en I, whom Nature cast in hideous mould, Whom, having made, she trembled to behold, Beneath the load of mimicry may groan, And find that Nature's errors are my own.
Pagina 9 - These our actors • • • were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And like the baseless fabric of a vision, The cloud capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And like an unsubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind.
Pagina 82 - Resolved, That a committee be appointed to take into consideration the propriety of taking measures for the civil and military protection of this colony.
Pagina 66 - Mensorem cohibent, Archyta, &c. SAY, dearest Villiers, poor departed friend, (Since fleeting life thus suddenly must end) Say, what did all thy busy hopes avail, That anxious thou from pole to pole didst sail ; Ere on thy chin the springing beard began To spread a doubtful down, and promise man...
Pagina 8 - Hamlet gives to the players, to " speak no more than is set down for them.
Pagina 70 - If but amusement were the end of life, One would not wonder at the eagerness With which the giddy multitude pursue The man amusive.

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